Our Mission

Children at Risk serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.

What We Do

Data & Research

We use research and data to understand the needs of Texas children and their families. This research drives our advocacy agenda and helps us develop evidence-based policy recommendations.

Policy Advocacy

Research and data alone are not enough to drive change for children. We use our research to develop policy recommendations that have the most impact and speak up to inform policymakers.


We work better together. We rely on partners across the state to support our research and data collection, provide regional insights, and amplify our advocacy efforts through collective action.

Our Areas of Expertise

CHILDREN AT RISK focuses on 3 key areas that can help break the cycle of poverty and enable children to learn, thrive, and meet their full potential.



Opportunity & Resiliency

We are committed to viewing all the work we do with an Equity & Justice lens and a Immigrant Children Lens.

Equity & Justice

Immigrant Children

Upcoming Events & Activities

September 14

North Texas Hats off to Children: A Healthy Body, A Healthy Mind

The Hats Off to Children Reception will honor key North Texas Partners and celebrate our successes! We ask for your support to ensure that CHILDREN AT RISK can continue to make Texas a place where our children can thrive!

September 21

2023 Education Summit

Join us to hear from educators and community leaders working in the field to provide both teachers and students with a high-quality learning experience. Experts from across the nation will share innovative practices and creative solutions to education challenges.

October 12

State of Latine Children

Latine children are disproportionately disadvantaged when it comes to everything from education to poverty. This summit will take a closer look at the unique challenges faced by Latine children growing up in the US. 

November 3

Accolades: The Texas Academy Awards of Child Advocacy

At this annual event, attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch as we honor and give accolades to outstanding child advocactes and nonprofit organizations driving change and making life better for Texas children.

The Latest from C@R

CHILDREN AT RISK Leads Learning Tour in Cuba

This past March, CHILDREN AT RISK led a learning tour to beautiful Havana, Cuba. Our staff and 21 guests spent five days meeting with various organizations, learning from the locals, and exploring the culturally and artistically vibrant capital of Cuba. The group left...

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Our Causes

Early Education

K-12 Education

Human Trafficking

Health & Nutrition

New American Children

Family Well-Being


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